The Avengers

Four years ago, as the credits for Iron Man finished rolling, the audience was treated to an extra scene featuring Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury asking Tony Stark about the Avengers initiative. At the time, I remember thinking that they could not pull off an Avengers movie. I mean how many years was there talk of a Justice
League movie that never materialized? Yet as time progressed and more Marvel movies came out the movie was becoming more and more of a reality. Fast forward to last night, when after years of anticipation, I finally got to see the superhero ensemble movie, The Avengers.

It was almost impossible not to have incredibly high expectations because all of the hype surrounding the film. So as the lights dimmed, the only thing that I hoped for was that the movie would at least be  fun. The Avengers did not disappoint, it was an incredibly exciting ride for the duration of the film. Joss Whedon did a fantastic job of giving each character their due screentime (outside of Hawkeye maybe). And what truly amazes me is how he catches the Avengers symbolism of the American experience: Captain America representing our patriotism, Tony Stark, our greed and love of capitalism, Black Widow representing immigration and the realizing of the American dream, Thor, our love of Mythology, and Hulk, representing our destructive power. Of course, the Hulk steals pretty much every scene that he is in, yet what was pleasantly surprising was Mark Ruffalo’s portrayal of Bruce Banner’s quirky, tortured, and ultimately socially awkward character. It was the best representation of the Hulk that the we have seen on the screen.

As wonderful as all of the characterization and the action sequences are (and believe me they are wonderful), the movie is surprisingly funny. And not just chuckle funny, there are points in the movie that where I laughed harder than I have in a while (for those of you who have seen it, think Loki’s “speech” to the Hulk). Whedon also works in at least three references to The Lord of the Rings, which was a welcome addition to all of the fanboys in the audience. I think that Joss Wheedon deserves kudos, for both his scriptwriting which contained such snappy dialogue, and for his direction which kept the film moving at a very even pace. The Avengers is arguably the most faithful and fun comic book adaptation ever, can’t wait for the next one.

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6 Responses to The Avengers

  1. Michael Gomez says:

    This movie was amazing and i like how they reinvented Samuel L. Jackson’s character from Star Wars as the Jedi Council leader to Nick Fury as the director in this movie. i personally don’t think a movie can have bad ratings if it contains characters with such great admiration.

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  2. Jake Silva says:

    The Avengers was a legit movie!! I saw it with chad, wes, and hef and we had a great time and it was a lot of fun. Going into it, I didn’t want to see it because I’m not a big fan of super hero films but I was schocked tofind out how much I liked it. It was very fun to watch because there was never a dull moment at any point in the film. If there was no action going on, there was comedy amongst the characters. I give it an A+ or a 5 star film because it was the best action-packed film I have seen in a while-Jake Silva 5/10/12

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  3. Patrick Davis says:

    Last thursday night I saw The Avengers with a couple of my friends, and my brother. I was very excited to go and see the movie, I had previously seen Hulk, Iron Man 1, and Thor. So i really didnt understand the story behind Captian America, but my guess he was frozen in time after rompin on some Germans in WWII. Then unfrozen when the Avengers needed him, well I guess I’ll have to watch that movie. But all in all, The Avengers was a great movie! It kept me on the edge of my seat through out the whole film, it was funny exciting and the right amount of action. After watching the pre quol after the first credits I really thought this was a second Thor, because Loki was the main Villan and the one they were trying to catch. for the Avengers I would give it a 5/5 and a GREAT film to watch with your buds, or go on a date.

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  4. Ruben Saucedo says:

    I recently saw The Avengers and I could not believe how they actually pulled off this movie. Before this movie came out I had seen all of the superhero movies that had been out before hand. I always enjoyed watching them because of the action and stories that the movies showed. The avengers is by far the best superhero movie of them all. It joins together all of the superheros and makes this movie in to a must see in my mind. Freaking awesome BROOO……

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  5. Ekow "The Swag Man" baisie says:

    I watched the Avengers and i do not see how anyone could hate this movie. This movie was funny yet serious. Deep yet easy to follow. I will say this movie would be 10000000000000000 times better if you read the comic books first and watched all the movies. But I know people who did not do any of those and still understood and loved the movie. I give this movie a HULK SMASH out of ten.

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